Warm Weather Sprouts Business

By: Brian Doogs Email
By: Brian Doogs Email

ROCKFORD (WIFR) -- Many of your weekends have already started, and what a great weekend it will be.

While some are out enjoying the weather with activities, many others are ready to hit their gardens. Despite being weeks behind last year’s growing season, this year is actually much closer to normal.

In fact, most gardens shouldn’t even be planted until early May. Of course you can continue planting trees, shrubs, and pansies that do well in cooler weather and will survive one last freeze. This weekend’s warm weather is something area green houses have been waiting for all spring, as they see sales significantly down from last year, something they say typically turns around once warmer weather arrives.

“It always balances out. You know last year at this time we were going crazy with business. This year we are going crazy waiting for people to come in,” said Village Garden General Manager Jessica Salisbury. Our plants are looking good, we are ready, ready to help customers. Hopefully things will extend out a little bit into June this year."

While Village Green saw a decent crowd today, they say they are expecting their largest crowd of the season this weekend because of the weather.

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